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Cover: A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story

Kirkus Reviews

“A heartbreaking but essential perspective on war and survival.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Out on a Limb: Book 2

Kirkus Reviews

“Another fast-paced adventure for animal lovers, with a side of light romance.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Lizard in a Zoot Suit

Kirkus Reviews

“Though the adventure is fast-paced and fun, themes of racism, colonialism, counterculture, and family are all explored. . . . Period pop horror that will lure readers in for important history lessons.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States

Kirkus Reviews

“[A]n engaging overview to inspire socially minded readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: The Big Bang Book

School Library Journal

“In a crowded field of Earth-origin and evolution stories for children, this is well worth a look. . . . it will awaken young readers’ curiosity.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

School Library Journal

“The worlds of ‘Magic School Bus,’ Mary Poppins, and Jurassic Park collide in this middle grade novel for readers fond of upbeat fantastic school adventures and dinosaurs.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: Judah Touro Didn't Want to be Famous

Booklist Online

“In the story, he is often described as thinking about God’s plans for him, so this book would be best for a setting where religious ideas are appropriate.” — Miriam Aronin

 
Cover: Taking Time

School Library Journal

“The story celebrates the virtues of various places. Teachers can encourage students to describe specific things that bring them joy.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon's Battle for Women's Rights in Japan

School Library Journal

“In an era when women are finally being recognized for their important accomplishments, this title adds one more name to the list.”—School Library Journal

 
Cover: Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom

AJL Newsletter

“With few words on each page, a modern Sephardic family prepares for and then celebrates Shabbat while introducing a variety of Ladino words. This is a fun and new concept for a board book. The illustrations are charming. All males are wearing kippot. The publisher notes that both author…

 
Cover: I Love Matzah

AJL Newsletter

“A toddler (and later his baby brother) eats matzah all day long during Passover. For breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, he shares the various ways he likes it—with milk, with jam, with cheese, etc. Not a lot here, but this little rhyming story is very useful in sharing the simple…

 
Cover: You're the Cheese in My Blintz

AJL Newsletter

“A delightful poem is the essence of this adorable board book about how much families love their little ones. With such lines as ‘You’re the kick in my hora, you’re the potato in my knish, You’re the lights on my menorah, and the star on which I wish,’ it flows like the old Cole Porter…

 
Cover: Shalom Bayit

AJL Newsletter

“A lovely book with a message of the peace of nature around us includes the Jewish concept of shalom bayit in a successful way. The illustrations will be super appealing to young children and the possibilities for kids to point out various animals and learn about their homes is welcome…

 
Cover: Havdalah Is Coming!

AJL Newsletter

“This is the ninth in the series, and it provides a good introduction to Havdalah, the end-of -Shabbat ritual that is often overlooked by non-observant families. Different aspects of the ritual are shown: ‘Braided candle we’ll light to brighten the night. Havdalah is coming.’ All males…

 
Cover: Alligator Seder

AJL Newsletter

“Here is a rhyming Passover board book with a funny story that features Jewish alligators in Florida. The seder rituals are highlighted as a large family of alligators celebrates Passover in the swampy Everglades. They apparently live in a regular house, wear kippot or pearl necklaces…

 
Cover: Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Booklist

“[A] very readable, engaging, and entertaining history of American elections and politics for young people. Highly recommended.”—starred, Booklist

 
Cover: Small Matters: The Hidden Power of the Unseen

Kirkus Reviews

“A solid invitation to find out more.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

Booklist

“[A]n ideal resource for researchers. This compelling story of teamwork and ingenuity pretty much defines what STEM is all about.”—Booklist

 
Cover: Individual Sports of the Summer Games

Booklist

“Perfect for children’s nonfiction collections in schools and public libraries.” —Booklist

 
Cover: How to Live on the Edge

Kirkus Reviews

“An engaging tale of vulnerability and control.”—Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: Gnome

Booklist

“Fans of Jon Klassen’s more naturalistic outings will best appreciate the just desserts a surly gnome receives here.”—Booklist

 
Cover: Fly Back, Agnes

Booklist

“Place this with books like Karen Rivers’ A Possibility of Whales (2018) and Kim Harrington’s Revenge of the Red Club (2019).”—Booklist

 
Cover: The Stone Giant

Kirkus Reviews

“Read aloud or explored independently, this original fairy tale will whet the appetite for more Swedish imports.” —Kirkus Reviews

 
Cover: I Am Brown

Booklist

“Clearly intended to counter the negative messages that dark-skinned children encounter early in their lives, the book bursts with love and energy, in the images and in the words.”—Booklist